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That Strange Thing Called Writing, from Brian Doyle’s Talk in September

Notes From Brian Doyle’s Talk On Writing

Brian Doyle has pages and pages of books listed on Amazon, including Martin Marten, Mink River, Chicago, The Plover and more, and he needs no introduction from me. He introduces himself, educates, entertains, has us in stitches, has us almost in tears, reveals his feelings, his history and his stories, and then says he’s not a teacher and he doesn’t do seminars and workshops. If you missed this one, you missed a very special treat. Continue reading That Strange Thing Called Writing, from Brian Doyle’s Talk in September

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With thanks to Karin and Judy…

WRITERS’ MILL MINUTES

13 writers attended the Writers’ Mill meeting with Wildfire Writer Christi Krug.  As Sheila was vacationing in England, Norm had the honor of chairing the meeting.  The inspirational talk and writing exercises provided by Christi were followed by Robin’s delicious snacks. After the break Judy handed out the writing awards on behalf of Jean for the July contest. Thereafter Lavonna led the critique of the second part of Matthew’s story as well as Robin’s story. Continue reading Minutes 201607

Looking for Inspiration?

Define your workplace:

http://www.warrenadler.com/the-anatomy-of-a-novelists-workspace-infographic/

MFAs and more:

http://www.thestranger.com/books/features/2015/02/27/21792750/things-i-can-say-about-mfa-writing-programs-now-that-i-no-longer-teach-in-one

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/07/what-really-thinking-creative-writing-ma-tutor

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2015/03/8-tough-lessons-fram-an-ex-mfa-teacher/

How to write and make it work:

http://storyfix.com/going-succeed-writer

http://twjmag.com/the-pro-active-author/are-you-pursuing-the-different-or-the-same

How to make yourself write:

http://www.pdxwriters.com/home.html

http://www.writersonthemove.com/2014/04/you-know-youre-writer-when.html

http://indigoediting.com/December2014

http://www.pinterest.com/pubslush/nanowrimo/

http://www.voicecatcher.org/archives/4300

http://writerswrite.co.za/five-10-minute-fixes-for-your-short-story

http://writerswrite.co.za/finish-that-first-draft-five-fantastic-tips-to-keep-you-moving-forward

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2014/10/everything-you-need-for-nanowrimo.html

Looking for Inspiration?

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2015/03/famous-writers-insults-infographic/

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/postaday/ebook-365-writing-prompts/

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/december.htm

http://randomwritingrants.com/2014/10/27/nanowrimo-tips-from-dylan-newton/

http://storyfix.com/theres-power-public-domain-guest-post-art-holcomb

Need a challenge to inspire you?

(Christian) http://www.faithwriters.com/writing-challenge-intro.php

Some marketing links

Again, more old links as we clean up the site:

Need more book reviews?

http://randomwritingrants.com/2015/06/08/how-and-where-to-obtain-book-reviews-by-james-rose/

Deadlines and marketing:

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2015/07/a-book-publishing-timeline-for-holiday-sales/

Yes you can:

http://www.voicecatcher.org/archives/3666

http://www.writermag.com/2014/10/17/non-traditional-book-launch/

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2015/04/book-marketing-ideas/

Query Letters and Book Blurbs:

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/literary-agent-sound-off-query-letter-basics

http://www.writersonthemove.com/2014/03/11-essentials-of-good-query-letter.html

http://siamckye.blogspot.com/2015/01/beating-blurb-blues-part-one.html

Book videos:

http://blog.zazzle.com/2015/02/09/10-tips-video-posts/

When to market

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2015/04/5-ways-to-get-publicity-for-your-book-launch/

Book promotion, Social Media & Marketing:

http://www.bookbaby.com/free-guide/frugal-book-promoter

https://forums.createspace.com/en/community/community/resources/blog/2015/04/07/marketing-tip-follow-the-8020-rule-in-social-media

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/26-tips-improving-social-media-marketing/

http://bookarma.net/blog/author_platform/

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2014/11/marketing-your-book-on-goodreads/

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2014/11/marketing-your-book-on-goodreads/

https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/help

http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2014/07/28/book-marketing-on-social-media/

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2014/07/seven-deadly-sins-of-book-promotion/

http://www.karencioffiwritingandmarketing.com/2013/04/your-author-online-platform-and-numbers.html#.U8a6srFA58E

http://www.authormedia.com/89-book-marketing-ideas-that-will-change-your-life/